The Jennifer Morgue
The cover of Charles Stross’s The Jennifer Morgue shows Bob Howard, an operative of the super-secret agency The Laundry, underwater. I really like this cover because the cover artist’s depiction of Bob Howard looks a lot like my son, Patrick (with his glasses). I have a lukewarm relationship with Charles Stross. His science fiction novels fail to entertain me. But I do have a fondness for Stross’s “The Laundry” series. Think 007 meets H.P. Lovecraft. There are plenty of spells and geas and wards. The plot of The Jennifer Morgue involves an evil billionaire who wants to restore a Lovecraftian alien entity. Plenty of mayhem results. If you’re in the mood for a spy novel with Lovecraftian overtones, The Jennifer Morgue is fun. GRADE: B+

6 thoughts on “THE JENNIFER MORGUE By Charles Stross

    1. george Post author

      Bill, the first Laundry book, THE ATROSITY ARCHIVES, was slow going. THE JENNIFER MORGUE had a couple slow patches, but the climax was thrilling. I’m hoping to work my way through the entire series this summer.

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    Bill, that’s how I reacted to the one Stross I tried. Admittedly it wasn’t in this series.


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